Greg Benson is assistant commissioner for academic and student affairs at the Utah System of Higher Education. He previously served as a vice chancellor and dean at Utah State University Eastern and was an associate professor of music in the USU Caine College of the Arts. His experience also includes middle school, high school, and college teaching positions in Michigan and Arkansas. Benson earned degrees in music from Central Michigan University and Bowling Green State University, and a PhD in education from Michigan State University. His current work in Utah focuses on academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences, articulation and transfer, general education, residency, and student affairs.